Anonymous asked in PetsOther - Pets · 1 decade ago

I have two cats and I want to get a Siberian Husky pup, what should I take into consideration?

9 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    I have four cats and two dogs now, and Rambo the turtle.

    Pups are usually curious and rambunctious. As a pet owner I must say please make sure they are spayed/neutered. Cats hve personalities and as long as you pay attention to them while you lavish the puppy(they sense this and get pissed, even if you never paid them much mind). Let them work it out as long as no one is getting hurt It should be fine. remember you bringing them to your world, you set the rules.

    I hoped I helped. I know a thing or two about aneeeemals. Wink.


    Source(s): Yeah invest in plenty of lint brushes and stuff. Hair everywhere. Brush dog frequently and cats too. whew, and try some native remedies for any over shedding leaving for real now.
  • 1 decade ago

    The cats are going to most likely distance themselves. They'll back off and act snobby towards the dog, or at least thats how my cats they were much better than the puppy. The puppy on the other hand will most likely be curious and want to interact with the cats. Siberian huskies are extremely active so your new pup may annoy your cats, but soon enough they'll get used to each other and learn to live together. For now, just always keep an eye on your animals when they're together to avoid fisty situations.

  • 1 decade ago

    Adult cats are notoriously bad about not accepting new canines, so be sure you protect the puppy from your cats and supervise interactions carefully.

    Also, read up on Sibs before you bring one home, I've had three of these dogs, and can tell you from experience they are not like normal dogs. Following are things to consider, because if you bring home a Sib, you will live with these things - there is no training out any of these traits.

    Sibs are:

    Highly active - they need LOTS of exersize every single day. This does not mean a walk, it means large amounts of vigorous running, jumping and playing. If you are not an active person, consider a different breed.

    Notorious escape artists and roamers - you will need a large fenced yard with a sturdy fence, 6 feet high minimum as they climb, with a solid footing or buried base, at least 12 to 18 inches as they dig. You'll probably still spend time filling holes they've dug under the fence.

    Highly skilled thieves - in spite of any precautions, your Sib will periodically escape and bring home - childrens and other dogs toys, poultry (dead or alive), your neighbors unattended groceries, disgusting half rotted dead things. Be prepared to apologize with your wallet open if necessary.

    Landscape artists - whose taste, unfortunately, will likely not be the same as yours. Any area of yard you don't want dug up should be securely fenced to keep the Sib out.

    Cat and bird chasers - if you start early and are persistant, you can probably train out the cat chasing part. My first two were adults when I got them and had been trained by their past owner to chase cats. Took me about three years to retrain them, and I'm very consistant and persistant.

    There's more, but I have to please read up so you are sure you want to deal with the "special" nature of Sibs before bringing one home.

    On the up side, they are the most beautiful dogs you have ever seen. They have sweet, loving natures and are very affectionate. They have great senses of humor (which is not always a good thing, they take great delight in being chased when they're being naughty).

    Oh, and be prepared for A LOT of dog hair. A LOT of dog hair.

    Best wishes!

    Source(s): Had Sibs in my home for the last 20 years.
  • 1 decade ago

    Huskys are great dogs, but most do have a high prey drive. If you get a husky, get one that has been tested with cats, or one that is young enough where you can teach them well... I have "baby" trained my dog. When ever she shows curiosity in something I give her a firm correction and tell her "NO - That is a baby" and she normally leaves it alone. If you haven't found a husky you are interested in, you can check on - they have tons of huskys in need of adoption (pups too)... They do have a miniture version of a husky now - they are call Klee Kias. Maybe their prey drive isn't as strong, I don't know... Good luck!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    the dog will most likely have no problem with the cats but the cats may have a problem with the dog. I had a husky pup and everytime went to vet he wanted to play with the cats but they were not thrilled with the idea.

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  • 1 decade ago

    They will probably get along. I had 2 cats when I got my dog and my cats actually chased the dog! Everyone has been getting along for 3 years now. Sometimes they play together but usually the cats are just doing their own thing somewhere else. My cats don't even care about my dogs. haha.

    Good luck!!

    Source(s): pet experience
  • 1 decade ago

    You need to know if your cats can get along with the dog and vice versa. You also need to make sure that you continue giving your cats as much attention as you can, For if you dont they may start doing things they didnt before. And it might not be a good thing either.

    Source(s): Kitty Lover
  • CF_
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Huskies are NOTORIOUS for being cat killers..

    get one from a breeder where it was raised with cats...

    or dont get one at all

  • 1 decade ago

    well it depends how fast can you cats run and how smart is the puppy

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